Holiday gift guide for gamers

Best gaming gifts and gadgets to buy this holiday season

2010 was a bumper year for gaming. From January onwards, there has been an avalanche of great video games and gaming peripherals vying for gamers' dollars. In the following slideshow, we highlight some of the best products of the year for PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Nintendo Wii, Sony PSP and Nintendo DS. If you're stumped on what to get your gaming buddy this Christmas, make sure it's something from this list. To read our in-depth review, click on the image for each product.

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Microsoft Game Studios Dance Central

Dance Central asks a lot of you as a player. Not only do you have to get up off your couch, somehow create six to eight feet of space in your living room for Kinect to register your coordinated flailing as "dance moves" and actually dance, you also have to have faith in yourself. That last bit is something no video game ever asked of me before and I'm not sure if I delivered.

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  • 5th Nov., 2010
  • AJ Glasser
  • Microsoft Game Studios
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  • Pros:
  • Physically challenging, wide music selection, great party game, you can turn off the freestyle camera that records your most embarrassing movements
  • Cons:
  • Physically challenging, persnickety menu select system, tedious tutorial system, the sparkly butterfly mode itself cannot be turned off
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